Hefeweizen | Bad Seed Brewery

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Bad Seed Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jazzyjeff13 on 02-21-2014

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3.26/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2014. Acquired a while back from Trembling Madness in York. A North Yorkshire take on the famous Bavarian wheat beer.

Poured into a straight pint glass. Bottle conditioned, and a bit of a gusher. A hazy golden hue with fine sediment and plentiful carbonation. Produces a massive head of frothy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a thick surface layer. Slight lacing. Aroma of fruity yeast esters with hints of banana, mild bubblegum, faint clove, spice, wheat, grain and an underlying earthiness. A bit dry but not bad.

Tastes of fruity yeast and wheat, with a lingering dry finish. Notes of banana, bubblegum, spice, faint clove, wheat, husks, earthy yeast, stewed leaves and a touch of cardboard. Slightly harsh in the background, with carbonic acid and hints of yeasty off-notes. Highly attenuated with little bitterness to speak of; a dry, unrefined character upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is dry and tingly - bordering on tart, with prickly carbonation and a thin, watery body for the style. Pretty astringent, followed by an aftertaste of fruity, earthy yeast, acrid stewed leaves and faint wheat.

Hmmmm - could do with improvement. Looks alright, though the head doesn't stick around. The aroma is reasonably balanced but the flavour isn't great. Too dry, yeasty and with off-notes that hint at high temperature fermentation. Insubstantial body - where's the understated fullness of a German hefe? An interesting stab at the style but not a roaring success; no need to hunt it down.

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Photo of Spike
1.76/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Golden yellow. Some haze. Minimal carbonation. Small head, despite a fairly aggressive pour, that receded quickly to a patchy rim. Looks more like a lager. Disappointing.

Lemon. Hint of banana. Underwhelming.

Lemon detergent. Unappetizing.

Watery. A little carbonation on the sides of the tongue. Unpleasant aftertaste.

I don't know what happened to this beer but it is not right for a hefeweizen. No cloves, no rich mouthfeel, no foaming head. The best before is 10/2016 so it's not out of code. Downright weird. Did someone forget to add the wheat?

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Photo of Tdenham
3.74/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hefeweizen from Bad Seed Brewery
2.76 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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